And here is someone else's method of washing a Vinyl Disc in the Kitchen Sink -
He submerges the Record in the water, I don't recommend that. You can make you own label protector as shown below. Instructions at the Link provided.
Once again, here are the materials and method I use for washing records, though admittedly this is for small volume, mostly due to my limited space -
Stage 1 -
Put the Label Protector on and tighten it down.
You need -
- a Sprayer with Isopropyl Alcohol 70%
- Common Dish Washing Soap
- A Sprayer with Distilled Water
Fill a small bowl with some tepid water, and a bit of dish washing liquid. You want soap, not dishwasher
liquid; minimum dye and minimum perfume.
Though it seems a huge waste of water, turn the tap on and adjust the temperature until the water is mildly warm, but not even remotely hot, and let it run. Once the temperature is set, it is too hard to keep turning the water on and off, and getting the same temperature back again.
Use the paint brush to rub the soapy liquid on to the surface of the record an into the grooves. Clean both sides in this fashion. I tend to use a circular motion with the brush to try and get it down into the grooves.
Then using a paint painter's pad, rub in broad circles following the grooves of the records. Both sides.
When you feel it is sufficiently clean, rinse with tepid tap water.
Wipe the record with micro-fiber towels to dry it. I use two different colors, though three different colored towels would be even better, so you don't mix the hard water drying towels with the distilled water drying towels.
Stage 2 -
Alcohol is not generally good for vinyl, it makes it brittle, so we really want to minimize the time the alcohol spends on the record. Though I use straight 70% isopropyl, you could dilute that by 30% or 50% with distilled water, making the final mixture between 35% and 50% alcohol.
Spray one side of the Record with alcohol, and wipe with a new paint pad in the direction of the grooves. Rinse quickly in tap water. Do the same to the other side.
The alcohol acts as a solvent, and not only directly cleans, but combines with the soapy water residue to make sure it is completely rinsed off and that no residue of soap remains.
Dry with Micro-Fiber Towels.
Spray with distilled water, rub in the direction of the grooves with another new paint pad, do this to both sides and wipe dry with a micro-fiber towel.
If you have a rack for air drying diner plates, this is ideal for letting the Records air dry, as it keeps them separated nicely.
The records must be completely dry before you put them back into the sleeves as there is a chance that mold and mildew will form on them if they are not completely dry.